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The TSA is still creeping on attractive passengers after saying it was impossible

Two TSA screeners at the Denver airport have been fired after they were caught using the body scanner to falsely flag attractive passengers for extra screening — or, in this case, groping. It took three months for the TSA to take disciplinary action after it learned about this misconduct.

A colleague of one of the fired agents said he told her that "when a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by the scanning machine he will alert another TSA screener to indicate to the scanning computer that the party being screened is a female." This would cause the machine to flag an unexpected mass in the genital area, allowing the fired screener to do an invasive pat-down.

This report comes after the TSA replaced its most controversial scanners, which presented agents with a detailed scan of each person's body, with scanners that provide a generic human shape. The new scanners were supposed to eliminate agent misconduct. CNN has more details in the video below. —Bonnie Kristian